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  1. Updates on Monday 5 June 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    We've now finished posting news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast and other nuggets from around the county for today. Here's some of the main points:

    We'll be back to do it again from 08:00 tomorrow.

    In the meantime, if you want to pass on news you think we should know, or share a photo with the county, you can email them to us, send them using Twitter where we're @bbc_cumbria or head to our Facebook page.

    Have a very good evening, and be careful tomorrow - there could be some minor flooding.

  2. Cumbrian writer wins travel grant

    A Cumbrian poet has won a £2,000 award that will be used to help her travel and get new inspiration for her works.

    Emma McGordon from West Cumbria is this year's recipient of the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship, in memory of the writer Julia Darling.

    Emma, who has previously been shortlisted as Cumbria Writer of the Year, says she'll use the money to pay for a project that starts with a journey to San Francisco.

  3. Simpson leads England U20s into world semi-final tie

    England's under-20 footballers have reached the semi-finals of their world cup, under the management of the former Carlisle manager, Paul Simpson.

    Players celebrating victory

    A Dominic Solanke goal gave the side a one-nil victory over Mexico in Cheonan, South Korea, to set-up a semi-final tie with Italy.

  4. Cumbrian butcher shocked by London terror attack

    A Cumbrian butcher who sells some of his produce through Borough Market, the scene of the terrorist attack in London at the weekend, says he's shocked and upset by events there.

    Airey's farm shop

    Airey's, whose farm shop near High Newton is pictured, is one of several high-end Cumbrian food businesses that sell through Borough Market.

    Stephen Airey told BBC Radio Cumbria that he'd spent today checking on the safety of his staff because they often visit the area in the evenings as well as work there through the day.

    "I talked to one lad who always goes there on a Saturday night but this week he got invited to a barbeque somewhere else, so he didn't go. His friends went, and they escaped through the back door and ran for it."

    Mr Airey said he'd had to cancel orders to some Cumbrian farmers for lambs, because the market is closed until at least Thursday.

  5. Vet called in after A590 cattle truck crash

    Police say several cattle had to be destroyed and others rounded up after a livestock lorry overturned onto the central reservation of the High and Low Newton bypass on the A590.

    A vet was called in to deal with injured animals after the accident at about 11:00 this morning.

    The driver was taken by ambulance to the Furness General Hospital in Barrow. There's no word on his condition but it's not thought he was seriously hurt.

  6. Wet night forecast prompts weather warning

    The warning of heavy rain across all but the northern parts of Cumbria has been extended through to 11:00 tomorrow morning.

    The Met Office says there coule be 40 to 60mm (around two inches) of rain quite widely, with as much as 80mm (three inches) across high ground overnight with a risk of localised flooding.

    The Environment Agency's issued flood alerts, the lowest level of warning, covering most of the rivers in the area.

  7. Barrow candidates cross swords on health service funding

    The candidates competing to be MP for Barrow and Furness have been debating which party would do best by the local health services, on an election special for BBC Radio Cumbria..

    The Conservative, Simon Fell, said his party was committed to an extra £8bn over the course of the next Parliament : "It's a commitment from us and it's in black and white in our mainfesto so we will stick to that."

    But Labour's John Woodcock questioned the commitment of the Conservatives to the NHS: "You've got an A&E department here that is bursting at the seams, it is extraordinary how they manage to keep the show on the road but really we are facing a crisis."

    Loraine Birchall, for the Liberal Democrats, said she also saw training as the key: "If we do not train people we will not have the staff and that is part of the problem in Barrow, it's jokingly referred to as a 50-mile cul-de-sac, it's hard to get people to come here and stay here."

    Candidates for the Green Party and UKIP are also standing in the constituency.

    If you missed the programme this morning you can listen to it here, or catch the repeat at 18:00.

  8. Close margins 'don't bother Barrow boss Crarey'

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Barrow Raiders manager Paul Crarey says he's not too concerned by how many points his players are conceding at the moment.

    The Raiders have seen heavy defeats to Leeds and Toronto but even their last four wins have been by closer margins than last season.

    "You're not going to go through the season and not concede points in modern-day football," Crarey says. "It's just part of the game."

    Craven Park
    Image caption: Gates of Craven Park
  9. Five rescued from Kendal car park lift

    Fire fighters helped rescue five people from the lift at the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park in Kendal yesterday.

  10. Date set for La'al Ratty museum opening

    The nerw museum at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, known as La'al Ratty, will open later this month, with a whole set of new interactive exhibits.

    Two blokes talking about steam engines

    Curators have made videos about subjects such as how a steam engine works, and more than 6,000 exhibits ranging from locomotives to uniforms and photographs will be on show.

    The museum will be opened on 24 June by Paul Atterbury, who's appeared many times on the BBC programme Antiques Roadshow, and written a number of books on railway history.

  11. Police renew appeal after 'unexplained' death of elderly woman

    Police have renewed an appeal for help explaining the death of an elderly woman from Windermere.

    Officers say the woman fell ill on 2 June after walking her dog in the Millerground area and she died later in the Royal Preston hospital.

    A spokeswoman said they didn't think the woman's death wa suspicious in any way, but they would like to speak to anyone who saw her, between 12:24 and 13:15 on that day, with a black and brown border collie spaniel cross dog.

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    Video caption: Election 2017: MPs quizzed over West Cumberland Hospital

    Candidates from the main political parties take to the streets of Workington to face questions from residents.

  13. Cumbria's weather: Cloudy with more showery rain

    BBC Weather

    It should be a cloudy afternoon with the rain turning more showery from the north.

    Perhaps becoming dry for a time across northern parts.

    The southerly winds will freshen and there'll be a maximum temperature of 16C (61F).

    Weather graphic

    You can find the latest forecast for where you are, here.

  14. Travel: A590 blocked as livestock lorry overturns

    BBC News Travel

    The A590 is closed in both directions between Newby Bridge and High Newton after a lorry containing cattle overturned.

    Some of the animals are now injured and they are being transferred to another vehicle.

  15. Merz artist's charity given tribute collage

    The charity that cares for the woodland where the modern artist Klaus Schwitters tried to complete his final work has been given a collage by one of the designers of the sleeve for the Beatles album Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    One painting in front of another

    The work Mickey Merz is pictured in front of the depiction of the Merz Barn wall, the centrepiece of the area devoted to Schwitters' memory in Great Langdale.

    It's by Jann Howarth, who worked on the album cover with her late husband, Peter Blake.

    Schwitters, a refugee from Nazi persecution, spent the final six months of his life working in the small barn trying to convert its interior into a work of art in the Merz style he invented.

  16. Cumbria flood victims 'need more time to make repairs'

    There's a call today for some Cumbrians to be given more time to undertake repairs to their flood-damaged homes because they might otherwise miss out on grants worth thousands of pounds.

    One of the main grant schemes has a deadline demanding that work be complete by the end of next month.

    But Paul Hendy from the Carlisle Flood Recovery Centre says the demand for equipment and builders is causing delays, and many people are still struggling to make their homes habitable.

    He said: "If you don't get your flood protection put on your house by that deadline you're going to lose your grant, and we need to ask the council to really look at trying to extend that as a matter of urgency."

  17. Two hundred households 'still wait for flood repairs'

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporters

    Two hundred households are still thought to be affected by Storm Desmond, with some still not back in their homes or businesses 18 months since the floods.

    Floods in Kendal

    Towns across the county saw unprecedented flooding; in Kendal (pictured above) more than 2,000 properties were affected and overall it's thought the damage is costing £500m to repair.

    After being flooded for the third time Morag Little, who lives in Carlisle, says it's been harder than ever to get back to some kind of normality

    She said: "Last time we were only out five-and-a-half months. This time it's just dragged.

    "It did take longer to dry the houses out; we got dry and then next door wasn't dry and because they're not fully dry, it just seeps back.

    Quote Message: There's lots of people that haven't done anything. We've come back this time and half our neighbours have vanished."
  18. Woman jailed for breaching order in attack

    An Aspatria woman's been jailed for a year for a violent assault on a woman she was banned from contacting.

    Susan Williamson, 53, of Brough Street, was given a restraining order after previous attacks on Angela Strong.

    But at the start of last month, she punched, kicked and slapped Ms Strong, who was screaming for help.

    Recorder John Corless handed down an immediate 12-month prison sentence.